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finding the courage to speak up
March 13, 2014
4:28 pm
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Adi
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It can be really confronting to tell a family member, partner or friend about your gambling or to ask them for help. Does anyone have any stories to share about when you first talked about it with family or friends? How did you approach the subject with them?

March 17, 2014
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It's easier for me to write it down than to say it cos then you have to look someone in the eye and say all the bad stuff you've done. If you write it then they have a chance for their anger to calm down a bit before you see them. Another thing would be going to counselling together at somewhere like Relationships Australia, if you can afford it. I mean, if you already have problems with your relationships that can be a good way to look at what's behind it.

March 17, 2014
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I tried but I just felt soooooo awkward! My husband has know idea I go down to the club and put most of my pay through the pokies. I just can't help it I try and be good but then I end up succumbing to my urges. I want to tell hubby the truth. But I don;t know where to start? Does anyone have any good advise on how and where to bring up this subject. Cry

June 12, 2014
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I've talked to my family twice in the past 7 years about my problem gambling and admitted to the massive debts I've racked up. Trust me when I say there's no easy way to do it, there's no good time or bad time. It's hard, bloody hard. But it's also the best thing you can ever do so I'd encourage you to bite the bullet and do it. They will have every right to be angry and hurt etc and you just have to show them you intend to beat it and hope they support you.

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